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Buena Vista's Hardware Man
retires after four decades

Sammy Pilcher (above) in front of Dent Hardware and (below) at Retirement Party

From the July 9, 2018 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   For the last four decades Marion County residents needing a "whatchamacallit" or a "doohickey" knew just where to go and that Sammy Pilcher was the man to see when they got there. Now, after 40 years at the local hardware store, he has retired.
   A special surprise Retirement Party was held for Pilcher last Thursday, July 5 at Dent Hardware. Many people dropped by to wish him well and to share memories.
   As Pop Miller walked in, Pilcher laughed, pointed toward him and said ... The rest of the story.